A Confession e-book
by Leo Tolstoy
Translation and Introduction by. DAVID PATTERSON. The text of this book is composed in photocomposition Avanta, with display type set in Centaur.
Translation and Introduction by. Composition by The Haddon Craftsmen, Inc. Manufacturing by The Murray Printing Company. Book design by Marjorie]. This is a translation of Ispoved' as it appears in Tolstoy'S Polnoe sobranie sochinenii, volume 23 (Moscow, 1957), to which acknowledgment is made. Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910. Translation of: Ispoved'. Bibliography: p. Christian life. 3.
by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy. Then as now, the public profession and confession of orthodoxy was chiefly met with among people who were dull and cruel and who considered themselves very important. I. I was baptized and brought up in the Orthodox Christian faith. Ability, honesty, reliability, good-nature and moral conduct, were often met with among unbelievers. The schools teach the catechism and send the pupils to church, and government officials must produce certificates of having received communion.
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A Confession - an essay by Leo Tolstoy on his religious thoughts - shows the great author in process of looking for answers to profound questions that trouble all who take them on: "What will come of my life?" and "What is the meaning of life?" these are questions whose answers were an absolute requirement for Tolstoy.
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. It describes his spiritual and philosophical struggles up until he leaves the Orthodox Church.
A Confession, or My Confession, is a short work on the subject of melancholia, philosophy and religion by the acclaimed Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy. It was written in 1879 to 1880, when Tolstoy was in his early fifties. The book is a brief autobiographical story of the author's struggle with a mid-life existential crisis.
By. Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy. You can also read the full text online using our ereader. s of our present progress could justify this deed; and that though everybody from the creation of the world had held it to be necessary, on whatever theory, I knew it to be unnecessary and bad; and therefore the arbiter of what is good and evil is not what people say and do, nor is it progress, but it is my heart and.
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A Confession provides insight into the great Russian writer's movement from the pursuit of aesthetic ideals toward matters of religious and philosophical consequence. Ranked among the best books on the subject, this timeless work is for anyone who has ever worried about the fleeting nature of life and speculated about the value of existence.